According to Puppy Lover News, certain dog breeds are not as expensive to raise as others. Therefore, anyone making a decision adopt a dog needs to know what to expect. For example, first you will face the initial expenses and then the annual costs. Initial expenses include the purchase of the dog, neutering or spaying, dog training, emergency cots and general supplies.
These costs alone can add up to $2,000+ per year. Annual costs, on the other hand, cover the expenses that keep your dog healthy and happy. These costs include food, vet bills, grooming, training, treats and toys, all which adds up, over time, to $2,300+. However, the above figures are median averages. The kind of breed you buy or adopt will determine what you will spend in the long run. The following listing reviews some of the lesser expensive dog breeds.
#1 – English Fox Hound
A larger dog breed, the English Foxhound weighs from 65 to 75 pounds and usually lives 10 to 13 years – not long when compared to smaller dogs. The dog has a great temperament and normally costs about $100 when it is a puppy. You will spend about $150 in the first year for food and double that amount by the second year. The dog will need to get vaccinated and medically checked (about $500 for the year). General supplies costs about $350 during the first year and then $100 for each year thereafter. After you tally the expenses, multiply the number by 12 years (the approximate average lifespan) and then include about $1,000 for any incidentals. When you calculate the figures, you end up spending about $350 per year for the hound.
#2 – The American Fox Hound
The second breed that is lower in cost is the American Fox Hound. To purchase the dog, you will need about $400. Similar in temperament and health to an English Fox Hound, an American Foxhound costs about $300 per year in vaccinations, food and medical costs. General supplies run around $350 initially and $100 each year thereafter. The breed, which also lives about 12 years, costs about $5,200 over a lifetime, or $400 per year.
#3 – The English Cocker Spaniel
The next top dog breed that is lower in cost is the English Cocker Spaniel. Living about 12 years, the dog weighs in at between 25 and 35 pounds. As a result, it is less costly to feed. For the first year, you will pay $600 to buy the dog, $125 for food, $500 for health care and around $300 in general supplies. This amount comes to $1,225 for the first year. Afterwards, the general cost is projected at $250 in food, $100 for health care, $100 in general supplies and $100 in toys and treats. The breed is just a bit more expensive to own than the English and American Fox Hounds and costs around $7,500 for 12 years.
One Final Note
To round out the list, other inexpensive dog breeds include the Miniature Schnauzer, Pomeranian, Rat Terrier, Beagle, Boxer and Dachshund.